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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#33554 closed enhancement (wontfix)

WordPress Multisite Author bio

Reported by: jbrabants's profile jbrabants Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 4.3
Component: Users Keywords:
Focuses: multisite Cc:


When changing your bio in one of the sites in a multi site setup, it get's changed everywhere. You should be able to overwrite your bio for a certain subsite.

When using WP multi site to serve different languages you need to be able to change your bio per subsite, even if it's the same author. We use our multi site setup like this:

but when I change my bio in Portuguese in the /pt it overwrites my bio in my main profile. This doesn't allow me to show my bio in the appropriate language. We didn't use a Multi Language plugin because the content in those blogs is country related, so a translation plugin wouldn't do the trick.

Change History (4)

#1 @swissspidy
8 years ago

Hey there,

Thanks for your report and welcome to trac!

Having a central user database is actually one of the main features of multisite. Therefore your proposed feature sounds like something a plugin should be covering. In fact, there's even a plugin for that! Check out Individual Multisite Author here in the repository.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
8 years ago

  • Focuses multisite added

#3 @Kau-Boy
8 years ago

I would also recommend using the plugin @swisspidy mentioned. It's very well written, nothing more inside that you need for such a feature. I use it on a multisite network where I have multilingual site as well as some single language blogs/websites in the same network.

#4 @DrewAPicture
8 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

As explained by @swissspidy in comment:1, this is pretty clearly plugin territory. Thank you for the suggestion.

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